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Influenced by ingredients & spices from the Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Italy, India, Thailand, Polynesia & Australia, David Magill has composed a cuisine with a focus on fresh local produce.

1908 Cronulla pride sitself on coastal cuisines embracing the flavours of the ocean worldwide.

It is a celebration of coastal dining, which includes BBQ grilling & guéridon flambé in the dining room.

Experience wonderful service from the team whilst enjoying a cocktail & tasting a unique contemporary cuisine!

A relaxed, sophisticated restaurant for lunch or dinner.

A stylish, casual bar for enjoying a drink & sharing delicious social bites.


At the turn of the XXth century, the Illawara train line revived the remote seaside gem of Cronulla & put it on the map. Surrounded by glittering waters & magnificent sand dunes, Cronulla started to attract settlers, beach lovers & Sydney-siders. A Methodist church was erected circa 1908, where the restaurant now stands. It went on to be the Shire library in the 1970’s, then The Old Library Restaurant in 2011, & now 1908 Cronulla Social Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

Impressed by the great bones of the building, the tall ceilings, the exposed beams & original timber lining, award-winning interior designers Guthrie & Hecker transformed the venue into its current incarnation, cleverly designing the space with a connection to both the seaside location & the original architecture, whilst adding new elements such as the impressive central bar. Working within the voluminous spaces, they created a sense of intimacy & gathering through creating a series of rooms within rooms & spaces within spaces. Custom furniture pieces & a natural palette of oak, linen, white timber & blackened steel contribute to the relaxed & somewhat domestic space that is 1908.

Sibella Court, internationally known interior stylist, was responsible for the interiors.

1908 Cronulla is the perfect venue for couples, groups & functions of all sizes, with private lounges available.

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